HOW TO SILICONE A SHOWER TRAY – REPAIR SEALANT – Plumbing Tips


– [Voiceover] Plumberparts.co.uk,
Honest Reviews and Advice. – Hold tight, and welcome to today’s Plumberparts.co.uk video. My name’s James. Today, we’re gonna look
at the murky, misty, dark world of sealing up shower trays. How to seal ’round tray,
and how to seal up. Now luckily we’ve got an old job here where we’re ripping out the
old silicone and all that. So we’re gonna show you
quickly how to do that. I’m not going to use the
traditional, old removal tools because frankly, I think they’re useless. I most prefer to use my little scalpel and a couple of other little
bits I always take with me and my silicone removing tools box. Anyway, I hope you love today’s video. I hope you subscribe to us by
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comment section below and as ever, share this video. Remember everyone, hold tight. Right, so here we are
in the very echoey room that we’re in here. If we look closely at the
current silicone situation in the shower, you can see
it’s been in for a while. And as this is a hotel, they also want it to look really good so they don’t get bad
Trip Advisor reviews, that sort of thing. So they rung me up, “Jimmy could you come in here, rip out some of the old silicone and get rid of those silicone base.” So I said, “Yeah, alright, I’ll do that.” I mean, it’s just after
a week of bank holiday, so I’ve been playing
golf for a couple days so I thought, well I’ve been in France, I’m gonna come back now and start the week nice and leisurely with a big silicone insection. Rather than, I don’t know, putting in a pressurised system somewhere or something like that. Which in the moment, would
be like going through hell. So you have a quick learn, now what I’m gonna do firstly is remove the old silicone. I’ll just show you how to do that and I’ll warm out the shower and then I’ll get on to do it all by myself quickly. You don’t want to watch me do all of that, so let’s have a closer look. So I’ve got quite a few
little tools that I use. I mean, I love using my
little window scalpel. That’s brilliant, you can
really shove that into the gaps and try and get stuff out and like that. I even use my floor board jammy. These are actually used mainly to get the nails out of floorboards when you go to put them up. Because it’s got this
angled flange on there, I often like to work along with that. That’s great because it
doesn’t leave scratch marks. Or even use some type of small ruler. The thing is, I don’t tend
to use the special tools that come with it ’cause I’ve just found, over the years, that I
can get a better finish using the tools I’ve got here. So first up, I will use these tools to actually remove any of the main parts of silicone on here. Try and get the silicone off the tallows and off the bottom of the shower tray. And obviously, all out
the corners as well. Just get everything removed, and then once we’ve got all
our silicone out of the way, I’ll use a little bit of CT1’s Multisolve. Which is quite good, that can get rid of any residue parts of silicone. And then give that a good rub down with a bit of paper towel. So there’s loads of different
silicone removers you can use, but they’re only really
used for after you remove the main body of silicone. I find that loosens up
the little bits that left. So once you’ve got a fairly clean park, I often recommend you come
here with a small hoover. Hoover out all the bits
of silicone you’ve got ’cause they might get in the way when it comes to putting
the new silicone on. And once you’ve done that, you’re ready to add
your new silicone base. So let’s do that now. Alright, so now we’ve pulled
out all the old silicone. We can get our silicone gun and run our new beam nice and lightly just along here, like so. Then, I just chose my
profile I’ve got here. And I’m gonna use a nice,
thick, 10 mil profile on this, that’d be lovely on this. Then you run that along there like that. But we don’t use our fingers because if we use our fingers, you get bacteria into this and it will actually allow
it to mould earlier on in its lifetime. So, we just have this here,
nice roll of blue roll, and go along it just like this. Beautiful. Carry on doing that all
’round the shower tray bottom and up the sides. Making sure that you do a nice, neat bead and making sure that
you clean up regularly kinda every six inches as you go along. As soon as you’re done, try and back out of the shower tray without touching any of your silicone and leave it for 24 hours to set. Alright then, so there we go, all done. As you can see, that video
hopefully helped you out when it came to cutting
out your old silicone, getting all cleaned out and everything, giving you an idea of some
sorts of tools you need. As you can probably see there, the window scraper is,
by far, the best tool for getting old silicone off. If you cut the top, then cut the bottom, then pull once cutting the top again, that will come out as easy as you like. And that also gets some
of that really thin stuff that someone might have squeezed out with their fingers in the past. Obviously, I’d always
say use silicone formers because they do give you a lovely profile. It’s regimented, so if you’ve got a shower, a bath, and
a toilet in one place, your silicone beads will
always look the same. They’re easy to clean as well. Just use a bit of that
Multisolve at the end and clean them off, pop
them back in the box, and they won’t go hard with silicone. If you need anymore help,
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holiday we’re filming this. So this video might go
out a few days later, I don’t know. But, it is a lovely way to start the week after basically being off work for a week. I had a lovely time in
France playing golf. First day, it was an absolute nightmare being cooped-up in the
van all the way there. I wasn’t driving. But, try playing golf after being in a van for about four or five hours. It was difficult. Second day, we played
Belle Dune in the 2k. Oh my god, what a golf course. Beautiful golf course. Managed to score a fair
few points as well. I mean, I only play with 22s, so I’m not setting the course alight but it’s a difficult course and scoring 33 points there
was pretty god-damn nice. So yeah, it’s been a nice couple of days and it’s nice to just come back and do a nice little bit
of relaxing silicone in. And it’s a nice day as well. I’ve got six more of these to do. Then basically homeward
bound, in the back garden, with a bottle of Peroni and big G. But anyway, until next time. I hope you enjoy this video. If you’ve got any video suggestions or you want to send us
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one thing you gotta do, and that is, to hold tight! – [Voiceover] Plumberparts.co.uk,
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